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this morning, the killer speaks. >> it is easy for me to hide from my emotions for one more day. take a long drive in the car. listen to some music. >> plus, the secret message he left behind. what can you read in the mind of a man who seems like everyone else, until his rampage at a pennsylvia fitness club. a "gma" exclusive this morning. an emotional reunion. the two americans held in north korea have come home. but the questions remain. what kind of president is it, sending a former president? murder for hire. a new bride, seems to grieve for her husband of just six months. but did she pay someone to kill him?
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and fallen "idol." what happens now to america's most popular show, now that paula abdul is gone? most popular show, now that paula abdul is gone? and who might replace her? captions paid for by abc, inc. and good morning, america. robin is on assignment this morning. i'm diane sawyer on this thursday, august 6, 2009. and chris is back from anchoring our coverage of the shooting of all those women in the fitness class near pittsburgh. this morning, take a look. we have new video of the killer speaking. we're going to be searching for clues inside it, that might show how an ordinary neighbor or co-worker becomes increasingly deranged. >> we also found a second video. you're looking at one. this is sodini giving a tour of his own house. as you'll see, there's some remarkable things we find on this video. if you look closely, that book, is called "how to date young women for men over 35. "and something else new we found this morning. by analyzing, literally, computer code involved in his blog, a hidden message, that he
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had written about women. >> embedded in the computer. >> embedded in the code of his computer. >> and, of course, we do not forget the women who were in that room. we're going to tell you some of their stories. including the pregnant instructor, who said she played dead to save the life of her unborn child. and she did. chris? >> let's begin by trying to put together more of the pieces of the puzzle. literally helping us understand why this ever happened. >> it is easy for me to hide from my emotions for one more day. take a long drive in the car. listen to some music. daydream. or just do some mundane task around the house, that really doesn't need to be done, that's not too important. and there you go. one more day. and one more day, turns into one more year. >> reporter: george sodini, in his own words, about his struggles with emotion. and "gma" has discovered what may have been sodini's last gasp online. a hidden message about women he
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met at the gym, buried deep inside his website's html code. a haunting message. at the gym, i saw a woman i like. i see her at the park and ride sometimes. occasionally she makes good eye contact and smiles. to get a friend like her, and for nighttime action, i would cancel this plan or put it on hold. at least for a while. that posting, like so many others, seems to show the conflict sodini, a systems analyst at this pittsburgh law firm, felt about his relationships with women. police believe those feelings are why he targeted an aerobics class. in a december posting about l.a. fitness he would later target, sodini wrote, many of the young girls here look so beautiful, as to not be human. very edible. but while sodini said he did have occasional dates, he struggled to connect. >> i never met a girlfriend. i never met a friend. >> reporter: his writing shows that in the last year, he seemed to be in a downward spiral. women just don't like me, he
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wrote in may. there are 30 million desirable women in the u.s., my estimate. and i cannot find one. not one of them finds me attractive. on a block where all the homes seem very well-kept, george sodini's home stands out for being in disrepair. this is somewhat of a reflection of what neighbors say about him in general. a man who is regarded doing well professionally, and fairly friendly, started to fall within himself and deteriorate, just like his house. online, we found a video from outside and inside the house. >> women will really be impressed. they come over here. there's some reading material. >> reporter: an inside look at the loneliness that may have turned him into a killer. >> in the past couple days, though, he's been coming and going a lot more often. >> reporter: patricia cohen lived across the street from sodini. on wednesday, she read on his blog how he had been watching her daughter through his window. >> it hurts so bad. just hurts to think that he was -- that he was that -- doing
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that. maybe if i would have invited him over, maybe he would have somebody to talk to, instead of being so alone all the time. >> reporter: at his home in pennsylvania, sodini's own father offered no insight into his son. >> i got nothing to say. >> it's interesting. the password to get into his blog, was the date of his death. that's how urgent he was about setting this up. we have a forensic psychiatrist who is looking at the video right now. we'll bring the doctor out in a few minutes. >> seeing if there's clues or lessons to be learned. and we can't forget the terrifying stories you were told yesterday, by some of the women who were in that room, trying to dodge the bullets. we have more this morning from abc's john berman, who is in bridgeville. john? >> reporter: good morning, diane. we now know the shooting lasted about a minute. and we don't know why george sodini stopped shooting. but this community, all torn up,
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is still dealing with the consequences. george sodini circled the latin dance class. police say they found four handguns. he shot 3 of them 36 times. two nine millimeters with extended clips, holding 30 rounds to shoot the victims. police say those clips would have been illegal under the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. he used a .45 caliber revolver to take his own life. >> there was nobody that could have stopped that last night. >> reporter: police also found a note. >> that note has some ramblings on it. he basically says, he complains about, he never spent a weekend with a girl. he's maybe had sex a few times in his life. >> reporter: like his tortured blog, a painful message from a lonely man. but now in pain, the families and friends of his victims. heidi overmier, 46, was a single
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mother to a 15-year-old son. >> the world lost a wonderful person today. last night. and haven't gained a good one. >> reporter: elizabeth betsy gannon, 49, worked at a hospital. >> betsy's smile was contagious. >> reporter: jody billingsley, 38, liked biking and tending to her yard. >> she was a beautiful girl. very sweet. very nice. very friendly. >> reporter: as for survivors, mary, the instructor, 10 weeks pregnant. she was shot twice. once in the shoulder and once in the back. her husband said she played dead, knowing she couldn't make it past sodini. instead, she focused on holding her breath. once she got to the hospital, her husband didn't know if she would make it. but thankfully she and the baby survived. >> it's scary to see her like that. but it was good to see she was awake and breathing right. >> reporter: and their unborn
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child, too. at least one happy ending to this tragic tale. people have been dropping off flowers here at the gym since yesterday. and there is a much larger candlelight vigil planned for tonight. diane? >> all right, john. our thanks to you. as we said, a psychiatrist is looking at the tape right now, to see if there are lessons to be learned. we turn, though, to that emotional scene yesterday. the two, american journalists, returning to california, with former president bill clinton, after five months in captivity in north korea. let's go to senior white house correspondent, jake tapper, in washington to see what the news is this morning. jake? >> reporter: good morning, diane. it was stirring to see journalists laura ling and euna lee, reunited with their families after captivity. but beyond the emotion, are serious foreign policy questions, about the ramifications about former president bill clinton's mission to north korea. >> we were taken to a location. and when we walked through the
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doors, we saw standing before us, president bill clinton. >> reporter: the two journalists were finally home. the 4-year-old hannah lee, ran into the arms of her mother, euna lee. laura ling was embraced by her husband. big sister, lisa, was grateful. >> we're just so relieved and elated. it's been difficult to hold back the emotion. >> reporter: but beyond the emotion and gratitude, are questions. senator john mccain said he's happy that ling and lee are safe at home. but he wonders about the precedent set. >> this is a propaganda success for kim jong-il and the north korean regime. enhances their prestige. >> reporter: the fear, to free the three americans being detained in i ron, or soldier
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being held in afghanistan. >> some are saying clinton apologized in order to get the two journalists released. >> reporter: that's a concern amplified on conservative air waves. >> what korea did was an act of terrorism. and i think we're being used as pawns in a larger struggle. >> reporter: but jack pritchard, an adviser for north korea for both presidents clinton and george w. bush, says he has not set a precedence. >> the next step would have been the movement from the two journalists, from a hotel to a prison. >> reporter: and there may be a sign in the reaction. a sign that they're ready to come to the negotiating table, to talk about ending its nuclear program. >> i think they're signaling they want to do something differently. and i would recommend we take this opportunity. >> reporter: a source briefed on the meeting between president bill clinton and kim jong-il says, when the subject of north korea's nuclear program was
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raised, former president bill clinton expressed his feeling that the program does not make north korea more secure and safe. but further isolates it. and former president clinton, also forcefully told kim jong-il, that he has to release the detainees that country's been holding for years. diane? >> it will be interesting to watch for the next move. deborah roberts at the newsdesk. >> we begin with news that the news that judge sonia sotomayor is all but certain to be the supreme court's first hispanic justice by day's end. the senate is expected to vote on her nomination by this afternoon. and with the democratic majority on her side, her confirmation is virtually a done deal. also, the senate is expected to pump another $2 billion into the cash for clunkers program. car shoppers would then have until labor day to trade in their gas-guzzlers. now, an update on the wrong-way crash that killed
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eight people, including four children, in new york last month. the husband of the driver is expected to ask for his wife's body to be exhumed for an independent autopsy. daniel schuler says he doesn't believe the tests that showed his wife was drunk and high. the family says, it was the last thing they expected to hear. >> because we have never known diane to be anything but a responsible and caring mother and aunt. this toxicology report raises more questions than it provides answers for our family. >> reporter: authorities say diane schuler had a blood alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit. and marijuana in her system. yet, her family insists, she was not a drinker or smoker. her husband has hired noted defense attorney, dominick barbaro, who spoke exclusively to new york's fox 5. >> was he is a drinker? >> never. ask if she was a drug taker. never. >> did her husband know she had been drinking that morning? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: the family now believes schuler's diabetes, a stroke, or maybe a tooth abscess
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caused her to make that fatal wrong turn. >> how do you put five children in a car when you're a mother and you're drunk? how do you do that it's incomprehensible. >> reporter: meantime, the families of three of the victims, guy and michael bastardi, and michael longgo, says they want justice. >> i think anybody who knows, contributing to this, should be brought to justice, in one way or another. >> reporter: they met with a local district attorney. and say they're planning to sue. >> it's hard for me to believe that the family did not know that this woman had an alcohol problem or a drug problem. in my opinion, that there's a strong fragrance of criminality. >> because schuler died in that crash, criminal charges are unlikely. in other news, former louisiana congressman, william jefferson, could spend the rest of his life in prison, after being convicted of bribery and
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money laundering. during an fbi sting, he was caught on this surveillance video, accepting a suitcase filled with $100,000. agents later found most of the cash in his freezer. and finally, a rare sight at the san diego zoo. a baby giant panda was born. take a look at the top of your screen. you can barely see. it's dwarfed by its 300-pound mom. the cub weighs just four ounces and is no bigger than a stick of butter. that's the news at 7:14. so cute. we'll have to wait a few weeks before we even though the sex of it because it's so tiny. >> and 100 days before they name them. they don't like to name them right away. >> exactly. cute. >> a stick of butter? >> a stick of butter. i knew you would like that story. hello, sam. >> we're going to start with the big storms that will be rumbling in a good part of the rockies. and probably like this northern plains area. from great falls, to boise, to rapid city, to denver, it will be active today. in the rockies, some of the
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storms are going to be lightning storms, dry. and that area is dry, as well. so, watch out for the possibility of triggering some fires. into the deep south, vegas at 108, in the southwest. but san antonio, about 101 today. 46 days since may, they've had numbers above 100 degrees. and this is the worst drought area in the country, is that south and central area of texas. elsewhere around the nation today, we have some beautiful weather around the country. but we have to talk about this heat spreading. we'll do that in the next half hour.
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more weather in the next half hour, chris, including a hurricane very close to hawaii. so, we've got to talk about that in the next half hour. >> sam, thank you. right now, we do want to get back into this video we found of george sodini, the man who created that shooting, obviously, outside of pittsburgh. here's another excerpt of the video we found of him, in his own words. >> so, my objective is to be real and to learn to be
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emotional. and to be able to emotionally connect with people because when i'm 10 to 20 years older than she is, you know, she has to feel good about this thing. and the only way around that, you know, is to work on this. and, perhaps, stem exercises or forgiveness exercises, as for hate or whatever else. i'm going to post this and see what comes back. >> we've been watching this video. so has dr. barbara ziff. you're a forensic psychiatrist. when you see this, is this a man that comes off as normal like the rest of us? or does he have a problem? >> clearly, he has a problem because of what he did. but the frightening thing is, that he's more like you and i, than he is like serial killers or son of sam. or the columbine shooters. that's what's terrifying about this. this is not a guy who's a mass murderer. he's not a guy who -- well, he is a guy who is a mass murderer.
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but he's not a guy who is killing because he enjoys killing. he's a guy who killed because he wanted to make a mark. and this was the only way that he knew how to do it. >> but when you're saying things like, i want to try to be emotional. i want to try to learn to be emotional, would that have raised a red flag to you? >> well, it would have raised a red flag insofar as the guy has a complete and utter inability to connect with people. he blogs about it. and the tapes show that. but it's very, very, very common. and what's not common is a guy who, in order to connect with people, ends up, you know, sort of walks you through his house. and shows you his carpet. and thinks that that's going to attract a woman. >> an interesting point. we were fascinated by the fact he turned off the lights before the shooting. we didn't understand if it was to corral people. make it easier to do more damage.
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what do you see in it? >> i think this is a guy who had human emotion. i think he wanted to connect with people. i think he turned off the flights because he didn't want to see what he was doing. i think it was frightening to him. >> a lot of people ask the question, you're so lonely. you're so upset at your life. kill yourself. why does he have to create victims? where does that come from? >> the tragedy in this case, a lot of people like this, would just kill themselves. and a lot of them do kill themselves. or a lot of guys have lives of lonely, silent desperation. but he has this complete inability to connect with people, and a desire to be seen. and that's what the toxic mix was. that he wanted -- he was very narcissistic. he doesn't talk about being rejected by jill or jane. he talks about being rejected by 30 million women. and he has a huge desire to make a mark. that's why he chooses not to -- he worries about the fact he's going to do this on a snowy day
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and decides not to do it. >> again, our thanks to you. and i know you'll be looking at the tapes more. but it is so baffling. >> yeah. >> it is truly unknown territory, looking at them. >> right. and coming up in our next half hour, switching tone and topic radically. the biggest topic on tv is paula abdul. she is leaving -- she is going to leave "american idol." and we'll tell you who we think might be replacing her. that's all ahead when we come back.
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good morning. 7:24. cold front yesterday kept us dry but also keeps the rain around a little longer this morning. 77 ocean city. they had big storms across the delmarva. 78 easton. over an inch of rain so far today. 70 baltimore. in the studio, north side of the city, 6 5. 60s further
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north and west. we've got the rain. light rain try to cut off west of 95 with sprinkles and spotty showers in the mountains. heavy rain around the bay and eastern shore. that's the way it will stay. the heaviest rain south and east of the bay bridge but still spotty showers around and wet pavement this morning on the low end of our two-degree guarantee of 79. we cool down tonight. the wet roads and earlier accidents on the west side of the outer loop pretty much set the tone this morning for a jammed commute here. this is going to be jammed from about 795 through to about the route 70 interchange. that earlier crash we had on the outer loop approaching security boulevard has been cleared to the right shoulder but the residual delays definitely still linger. also there are crashes around the area. a crash southbound, jfx at guilford avenue. that has all the lanes blocked at this time. as they are waiting for a tow truck to clear the scene. also, a crash northbound 95 at
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the fort mchenry tunnel blocks one lane. and northbound 97, on-ramp to westbound 100, there's a crash on that ramp as well. looking at the jfx, at cold spring lane, you see traffic held up now as crews are towing away that accident but hopefully they will reopen in the next few minutes. the morning news update is next.
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a desperate plea from the family of a cyclist killed in baltimore city. someone watching us this may, could be watching us that may not know what they did. >> reporter: family members want to know exactly what happened to their loved one. 67-year-old jack yates was hit by a white box truck as the driver made a right turn on to west lafayette street and maryland avenue. it happened 11:30 tuesday morning, caught on camera but police couldn't make out the truck's license plate. they believe yates somehow clipped the back wheel of the truck and the truck never even
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saw him. yates was a cyclist for 20 years and was heading to the university of baltimore, per suing a masters degree. his family said he was always safe on his bike, even had mirrors on his helmet. the loss is more than his widow can bear. >> i kept calling and calling. it kept going to voice mail. by 4:00 and 5:00 i was getting frantic. my life hasn't been the same since. >> reporter: so far there's one witness in the case. if you were nearby and have information about the white box truck please call 1-866-7-lockup, metro crime stoppers. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. coming up on "good morning maryland" at 9:00 -- the recent violence on the streets of our city has many wondering what can we do next? the naacp is challenging ministers and congregations to come out of the church and into the communities. more from doc at 9:00. do you know how to apologize? why it takes more than "i'm
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sorry." the one thing you should know and not do when apologizing. and sparks in our studio. live on stage in baltimore but stops in to see us first. see you with another morning update in a half-hour.
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you're seeing a scene right now. this is a newlywed. she's just been told that her husband is no longer with us. is she bereaved? or not to be believed? you're going to learn why the police are making such a big show for this woman. >> it is a big story down south this morning. as we say good morning, again. diane sawyer with chris cuomo. robin's on assignment. also this morning, the government has to step in now and tell us not to type while we're driving. you sometimes say, if we don't know that, if we don't know that, can the government legislate everything? well, we're going to go out into the streets and ask people why they're doing it. you want to hear some of these excuses, as we confront the people behind the wheel, who are doing the most dangerous thing apparently you can do, which is text while drive.
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>> everyone at home is going, texting while driving is bad, right? also a huge tremor in the world of pop culture. life after paula abdul. can you imagine it? "american idol" without the famous, loving judge? we'll have to deal with that. let's turn right away to the story that's in the news this morning. the murder for hire, as a florida newlywed is behind bars, accused of paying a hitman to kill her husband. the drama was all caught on tape. and andrea canning is here with the story. >> reporter: good morning, diane. that would-be killer was actually an undercover police officer. police hatched a plan that could only be scripted in hollywood. they say they did it just to prove how cold and calculating this woman really is. [ crying ] >> reporter: in this video taken by police, newlywed dahlia dipolito appears to be devastated, as they break the
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news that her husband, mike, has been murdered. but in a scene straight out of a movie, the crime scene was fake. and so were the tears. her husband was actually alive. detectives had set her up. they say dipolito was no victim. just a bad actress in a murder-for-hire plot. >> it was hard to keep a straight face. in the midst of the tremors of her body, there was no tearing coming out of her eyes. >> reporter: officers received a tip that dipolito was planning to hire a hitman for her husband of only six months. >> we moved forward with what she believed was a hit man. that hit man was our undercover officer. >> reporter: she allegedly paid them $1,200. >> she was cool and confident. she was 5,000% sure she wanted him killed.
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>> reporter: the morning the murder was supposed to take place, mike dipolito got a knock on the door. it wasn't a hitman. it was the police. >> i didn't know what was going on. any rate, you know, your wife's trying to have you killed. i'm like, what? >> reporter: mike left the house. that's when detectives called dahlia at this gym, calling her to come home immediately. when she arrived, she got the tragic news that her husband was dead. police then took dippolito to the station, and put her face-to-face with the hitman, who was actually the undercover detective. and then, the biggest shock. her husband appeared. >> when she saw her husband and realized he was alive, she gasped a very loud oh, my god, with her eyes very wide. it appears she was shocked at the moment that her plan wasn't real. >> it took a while to resonate. there was a lot of funny business going on for a long time. unexplained money and things. it just makes a lot of sense. and it's like a movie.
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you know? >> reporter: mike dippolito says he doesn't know why she was allegedly wanted to kill him. cash he gave her for bills would go missing. and he was getting notes on his truck, demanding money. she is now charged with solicitation to commit first-degree murder. safe to say the honeymoon is probably over at this point. >> but the husband is remarkably bouncy for the news he's just learned. more to come on this story. >> happy to be alive. let's turn now, to the big question hanging over television's most popular show? what will happen when "american idol" returns to the airwaves, without paula abdul? taryn winter brill is on the case with more. >> i want to squish your head off and dangle you from my rear-view mirror. >> reporter: yet always positive. >> you have a blend of every favorite color that i know. >> reporter: paula abdul, appears to be taking her final bow.
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tuesday night, she posted the following message on twitter -- with sadness in my heart, i've decided not to return to to "idol." with ryan seacrest reportedly inking a deal of $45 million over the next two years, it seems that paula's alleged offer of $10 million hit a sour note. she says, i hope you understand, i can only return to "idol" if the deal is fair. will the number one show on tv survive without her? >> it will survive, with maybe a little less wackiness. and maybe a little less heart. >> reporter: it's no secret that audiences have tuned in night after night, to see her sometimes strange behavior. >> the two songs made me feel like you're not fighting hard enough to -- >> just on the first song. just on the first one. >> oh, my god. i thought you sang twice. >> reporter: abdul is no stranger to controversy. back in 2005, she battled rumors of being an affair with a contestant. and recently, "lady's home
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journal" reported that she admitted battling an addiction to painkillers. >> there will be any kem stray at all at the judges table. kara didn't jell with randy or simon or anyone on the show last season. >> reporter: maybe they would jell better with posh spice. the show is apparently in talks with victoria beckham to take paula's spot. how do the fans feel? those we spoke to seem to be split. >> i don't think it will be the same. >> nobody can replace paula. >> she did her thing. let somebody else get a break. >> reporter: on his radio show wednesday, ryan seacrest, say that she and the remaining judges fly to denver tonight for auditions. with the clock ticking, is there still a chance that paula might show up. >> would i 100% rule out seeing her on the air waves in january and february? i wouldn't bet on it yet. >> reporter: for "good morning america," taryn winter brill,
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abc news, new york. >> you never know what you're going to miss until somebody's gone, do you? and she really did bring a lot of heart along with the unpredictability. >> she did. a little nod to twitter there. she let the information come out on twitter. sam champion. >> on the twitter. i got a straight up, i'll tell you, she's forever my girl. >> that's why we don't listen to you. >> i'd like to say i'm sorry. i know it was bad. i know it was bad. let's deal with the hurricane out in the pacific, though. we're going to talk about it, very strong. early in the morning, category 4 hurricane. it looks close. it's about 1,500 miles from hilo. it's had the most favorable conditions to develop. that's why it's very powerful. but the trade winds will start to sheer this storm in the next few hours. it is a very unusual approach for a hurricane to get to hawaii, in the big island of hawaii coming this way. we feel it will be weakened
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substantially to what may be a tropical storm or a very powerful impulse of low pressure. there will be some strong waves, beach erosion, and strong winds, as well. but we do not believe you'll be dealing with that powerful of a hurricane. continue to watch it, moment by moment. baby sit it, if you will. 90 degrees in detroit. they've been 92. close to their warmest temperatures. chicago hasn't been to 95 yet. that heat spreads right in the and all that weather was brought to you by walmart. oh, chris? diane? >> forever, forever, forever your girl? >> she's forever. >> this is from a man who was humming "the flintstones'" theme
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well, believe it or not, the white house is holding a summit on it. they're talking about legislation to ban it. we're talking about texting while driving. how bad is it out there? and how much of it -- do we need to stop it? yunji de nies went out on the streets to confront some people. >> reporter: drivers know
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getting behind the wheel on a cell phone is dangerous. so, why do they do it? do you know that it's dangerous to drive while you're on the phone? >> that's good. yes, ma'am, i do. >> people looking at me in my face. i have to call you back. >> reporter: you drive for a living. what are you doing on the phone? what are you doing driving while you're talking? nothing to say? the risks are all-too real. last week, a tow truck plowed into a pool, after hitting this car, sending a mother and daughter to the hospital. the driver was texting on one phone and talking on another. >> texting is not safe driving, period. exclamation point. >> reporter: 17-year-old melissa burns was killed earlier this summer, seconds after texting while driving. it's not just texting. researchers say drivers who use cell phones in any way are taking a big risk. so, how dangerous is it? researchers say that driving while talking on one of these is the same as hitting the road after too many of these. the transportation secretary
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says, if it were up to him, he'd ban texting and driving. so far, 16 states and the district of columbia have done just that. but far more allow it. so, now, the secretary is planning a summit on cell phones and driving. >> one thing we don't need is a federal summit on texting while driving. you know? white house summits used to be about preventing nuclear war. now, they're about distracted driving. >> reporter: the kato institute's david boaz, says america is turning into a nation of children. with laws that mandate the obvious. seat belts. motorcycle helmets. even the kind of foods we can and can't eat. i'll all adds up to what boaz calls a nanny state. >> when we have nannies telling us what to do, we lose the spence of responsibility. and sometimes we become more irresponsible. >> reporter: drivers had plenty to say. just not to us. what about all the other drivers out here you're putting at risk? for "good morning america,"
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yunji de nies, abc news, arlington, virginia. so, what about it? chris cuomo, don't you just hate texting while driving? isn't that the worst thing? >> there are a few things i find more appalling. >> yes. and you've never done it yourself. >> not that you can prove, miss sawyer. >> there's nothing that would make you stop it? >> i think you stop it because it's a ridiculously silly and stupid thing to do. >> are you taking the pledge? >> pledge to what? >> let's be -- >> busted. >> on national television. >> you would never do it with anyone else in the car. >> only you. >> but first of all, it does put other people at risk. >> i know it does. why have i become the face of this? >> furthermore, you turned the temperature down. i want it warmer. that's the topic, when we come back. >> tough day for the kid.
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here at "gma." but you signed on. first of all, we want to say -- >> great advice. >> some people spend their lives being a little cold. here's a clip from what we talked about on tuesday. >> got my vest on. then, i put both of them over the top of it. everybody around is wearing -- all the women are wearing polar tech. then, i never go any place, including to the theater or out at night to a benefit, without my socks in my purse. >> we wanted to play that again. that's the battle going on around here. the rest of us seem to be warm. or half and half. you weighed in. >> playing off the clothing thing, here's a good one. battle of the sexes. maybe if guys wear sleeveless, strapless, backless short dresses, with skinny standals, and girls wore shirts with jackets, not to mention pants with shoes and socks, things would even out. >> that's a very good point. >> there's one woman who said all the people in her office
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were so cold, they have the neck wraps. that they usually put around the neck for muscle massaging. there was a line at the microwave, she says, for warmth. >> you have lunch around your neck. that's very efficient. >> usually, it's very cold in here. it feels better today. >> it does feel better. i want to thank everybody out there who wrote, just get hot flashes like me, you won't have a problem. somebody said, why don't you two guys go shirtless. >> we have argued for that very often. sam has his "magnum p.i." chest. and i don't look so good. >> i have the little fur. chris, not so much. >> we thank you for the solidarity, though. we loved the e-mails. didn't you love that everybody took it seriously. >> it's ongoing. send more. >> we'll take a break. be back with more "good morning america." coming up on "gma," a teenage girl locked in the body of a baby. it's a medical mystery that doctors want to solve while the answer could affect all of us.
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the same cold front that held off the rain hasn't slowed down yesterday, moving through this morning. cool northerly winds blowing here at 7:56. it's holding around 70 in annapolis. we switch to maryland's most powerful doppler radar. we've got ourselves basically, well, we're going to skip the radar for the moment but we have basic rain on the eastern shore. spotty showers left over this morning. the eastern shore, however, will be the better chance of having more storms fire you have this afternoon with our two-degree guarantee on the low end at 79. we'll get gradual clearing on the north side later today and all of us get it tonight. we drop down to about 62. we begin things tomorrow, 85 degrees but into the 90s over
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the weekend. let's see what's happening on the roads, and they are wet, with kim. >> definitely, wet roads make for slippery conditions which makes for a messy rush hour, outer loop at liberty road, jammed solid back from about 795 all the way through past the route 70 interchange. give yourself plenty of time. all the earlier incidents have been cleared from the outer loop, that area anyway but just residual delays all around. northbound on the perring parkway, at the beltway, a crash there. and the 28th street exit, that rash moved to the shoulder. word of a decision abled vehicle blocking one of the toll lanes, southbound 95 at the fort mchenry tunnel. that earlier accident on northbound 97 to the on-ramp to westbound 100 remains on the scene as well. this is the jfx at the cold spring lane, headed southbound. traffic is heavy but things are pretty much moving very smoothly at this time. we'll be right back with more of "good morning america," next.
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"good morning america" continues with the girl who doesn't age. this is a 16-year-old in the body of a toddler. why doctors say the mystery could reveal secrets for the rest of us. from fired to hired. tory johnson reveals how she survived her own pink slip and bounced back to have the career of her dreams. and she tells us how we can do it, too. and "who wants to be a millionaire." regis philbin is back for the ten-year anniversary of the megaheat. and this morning, he's putting diane on "the hot seat." good morning. >> hello, everybody. hello. hello. hello.
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hello. how are you? man's taking a picture while we're taking a picture. good morning, everybody. it is a beautiful thursday here, kind of. beautiful to be with you. chris cuomo, diane sawyer, sam champion, robin on assignment. coming up, as you said, regis is going to be along. always adds zing to our morning when we have a chance to talk to him. and dr. tim johnson is here, as well. there is something that women don't want to talk about. and something that doctors often don't want to talk about with women. he thinks it's time to address. and he'll be talking to all of us a little later on. jeremy piven is here this morning, the star of "entourage." and he has a new movie out. >> "the goods." lots of news for you, as well. let's get you the latest. deborah roberts is upstairs. >> good morning, chris and sam and diane. good morning to you, everyone. the gunman who killed three women at a health club near pittsburgh is emerging as a tortured loner. george sodini left behind a trail of warnings, including this video tour of his home, and
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blogs talking about his failure to emotionally connect with others. particularly women. there was even a hidden message on his website, saying he would put off the shooting if he could get a certain type of woman. in other news, despite strong republican opposition, supreme court nominee sonia sotomayor, is expected to win senate confirmation in a vote today. that would make her the high court's first hispanic justice. around this time of year, most parents are swarming the stores, snapping up back-to-school bargains. but not so far this year. retailers say their sales are down. especially at those mall chain stores. analysts say concerns about job security have shoppers sticking with just the necessities. new crash tests showed that even the most popular mid-size cars will cost you big bucks to repair, if you're in a low-speed accident. none of the six models tested earned a top rating in bumper safety. the ford fusion and chevy malibu got poor ratings.
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repair costs topped $2,000 after crashes at only 6 miles an our. sergeant matthew davidson stopped to help a driver change a tire. nice gesture. and watch this. a 200-pound wheel spins off of an 18-wheeler and flies by him. 60 miles per hour. scuffing up his weapon and taking a screw out of his hollister. but believe it or not, nobody was hurt. that's the news at 8:03. on to the weather now, and sam champion. sam, i don't know if you can see that. but that's pretty amazing. >> i couldn't see all of it, deb. but, deborah, you look beautiful in that lighting. >> thank you, sam. >> there's a glow. it's a skin glow. you look gorgeous. >> i came here this morning just to be with you. >> i love every minute of it. good morning, deborah. say good morning to deborah. from columbia, maryland, you are. >> leslie harvey. >> we got a good handle on this
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back here? >> 21st birthday. >> but she's steady and safe? >> steady and safe. >> tell us your name. >> jennifer. >> you were going to go for the break. you and steve would go running down the street with the microphone. what would i do? let's get to the boards and show you what it looks like outside our doors. going to talk about the heat in the deep south. oklahoma city, today, all the way to laredo, texas, above 100 degrees. it starts to spread north and east over the next couple of days. chicagoland get ready for the heat, as well. deep into tennessee, ohio. detroit, you'll get to 90 degrees fairly soon. tampa about 90
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all right. two, more birthdays. both of you are birthdays. chris, they're leos. the whole crowd is leos. so are you and i. >> very good to know, sam. thank you for passing that on. want to tell you a story now that really is by definition, a medical mystery. a 16-year-old girl in a toddler's body. years pass. and she remains a baby. and no one can explain why. medical researchers, fascinated by her condition. and some think her genes could hold the key to understanding how we age. and maybe something about mortality. >> good morning. good morning, sunshine. >> reporter: brooke greenberg might look like a 6-month-old
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infant. >> blow out the scandals. >> reporter: but in fact, she just celebrated her 16th birthday. doctors say she suffers from a rare condition that prevents her, not just from growing, but aging. >> you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that she is 16 1/2 years old. she's 30 inches tall. and she's 16 pounds. and she looks like a 6 1/2-month-old to 7-month-old baby. >> reporter: photos of brooke over the years, show her frozen in time. as people around her grow and change, she remains the same. it's especially clear in pictures with her younger sister, carly. >> you can see the succession of carly aging in most of my pictures. that's the way you can really tell. >> reporter: brooke was delivered four weeks early, to parents melanie and howard greenberg. although there were initial complications, she was sent home after nine weeks. and the greenbergs reveled in their new, baby girl. but as the months passed, brooke
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didn't develop like her older siblings. >> six to nine months, we realized she is not developing as fast. she would be in the 2 percentile. or 3 percentile. >> reporter: doctors were perplexed. they've never seen anything like this. >> in medicine, you'd like to label something. the thing about brooke is she doesn't fit anybody else. >> reporter: brooke should be in 11th grade. but she is not walk or talk. and has the mental acutie of a 9-month-old. she attends a special needs school in baltimore. >> a blue humming bird for brooke. >> reporter: dr. richard walker has studied brooks cells and dna, searching for a gene mutation, that would explain why she does not age. >> brooke. >> reporter: but to the greenbergs, brooke's not a scientific anomaly. just one of their teenage
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daughters. >> she looks like a 6-month-old. but she kind of has the penalty of a 16-year-old. i mean, sometimes we joke about how she rebels. >> she makes it known what she likes and what she doesn't like. >> this is very old-looking. >> if somebody knocked on the door right now and said, it's a guaranteed pill. give this to brooke, she will be fixed. i would say thank you, but no thank you. >> we love her just the way she is. we don't want to change her. >> brooke is a gift, by any definition. and special to her family. and also to the medical community. we're joined by dr. richard walker. you saw him in the piece, biomedical scientist. how rare is brooke, from your perspective? and what does she mean to you? >> in my opinion, she is unique in the world. i've never seen anything like her in my whole career. and i think, in fact, because of the nature of her condition, that there is not anyone else
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like her. she has significance to me because she has a mutation. and i feel in her developmental program, which is a continuum that carries on into aging. the mutation that affects her now and keeps her small is probably the same one that, when it's not -- when the genes are working normally, will carry us through the aging. so, we're trying to study and find the mutation to determine its effects in normal people and see if we can modify it to affect aging. >> you're looking for a mutation that you could then modify. what could this mean, best-case scenario? >> best-case scenario, since aging is with development, if we can turn off the genes that carry us into aging. we have health and vitally as long as can go on. it can determine it. >> science aside, you think
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there's a possibility that someone could live forever? or is this all about at one rate you would age? >> of course, living forever sounds a bit sensational. but in terms of my interests, why do we get old. all of our interests are, that once we have a key to understanding that, i think the more practical application, is the extension of health and vitality that we experience in youth can go on for a longer period of time. and we can reduce some of the suffering of aging. >> where are you on the chain of what if? >> we're still searching for the gene. brooke brings us an important aspect for that. she has a mutation that allows us to look for it. without that mutation, we would be looking for a needle in a haystack. it would take lifetimes to find it. but since we have this assist, this flag, if you will, by brooke, hopefully, we can locate that gene and start working on it in a clinical way, in a very short time. >> dr. walker, good luck to you.
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and thank you for helping explain it to us. >> thank you very much. i appreciate being here. >> we appreciate it, as well. you can see more of brooke's story in the documentary, "child frozen in time," on tlc. and read more on n this week's issue of "people" magazine. and of course, on abcnews.com. 11 minutes past the hour. when we come back, tory johnson will tell us how she went from fired to hired. will tell us how she went from fired to hired. too.how we can do it, too. new backpack... looks good. pencil new books... just trying to look our best. eh, gonna take more than looks. from what i hear, ms. haskins is a toughy. oh, we had a good breakfast so we're ready. gonna be another great year, huh guys?! you bet your 8 layers! yeah! long-distance high 5! oh, careful! hey, watch it. start the school year with an excellent source of fiber. a clinical study showed kids who had a filling breakfast... of kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats® cereal... had 11% better attentiveness... compared to kids who missed out on breakfast. ( shouts ) keeps 'em full. keeps 'em focused.
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you know how many people our workplace contributor tory johnson helps on the air. you have no idea how many people she also helps off the air. but what brought her to this role? well, she's a best-selling author and has a new book out, called "fired to hired, bouncing back from job loss to get work right." filled with information to turn a pink slip into something positive. and you will learn, this is something she learned the hard way. the hard way. got fired herself. tory's success started in high school. she wanted to meet boys. so, she joined the debate team. >> it was the first time in florida, to win the state championship. the first time that girls had
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won. >> reporter: that surprise success boosted her confidence, when she was recruited by nbc to become a publicist. the 31-year-old florida girl was thrilled to land a dream job. >> we were so excited at that age, to be where we were. we were at a network. we had worked with stars that we only dreamed to be working with. >> reporter: then, regime change at the network. and summons to the office of the news division. >> when i walked in, he was sitting behind his desk in his big, leather chair. barely greeted me. definitely did not get up. i thought, not a good sign. and i remember interrupting him saying, are you firing me? and he looked at me. and said, you have 30 minutes to leave the building. >> reporter: the old debate training kicked in. but it was an argument she couldn't win. >> his parting words to me were, tory, it's a big world out there. and i suggest you go explore it. >> it was the first time i had
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seen her shaken. >> i explored nothing but my apartment, where i was sequestered in my pajamas, with my pints, plural, of haagen-dazs. might as well put up a scarlet "l" for a loser. >> reporter: a pity party, she said. and it went on for months. but her resources didn't. she had to do something to put money in the bank. >> nobody could take away the skills and the successes that i had. getting fired was the best thing because it forced me to figure out what i really, really, really wanted to do. >> reporter: almost one year after getting fired, she got married. in 1997, she had twins. >> it was a perfect time to have a change in career. and i had this idea and this gusto, and this ambition that, great. i'm going to start a company to produce career fairs for women.
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>> reporter: it was that, $5,000 and an idea, she formed women for hire. a company with one goal, help other women find the true dream. >> there was a woman who came up to me. and she said to me, what are the secrets of your success? so, i said, okay. three things. i really love my family. i really love the kind of work that i do. and i really love the constant curiosity and hustle that it takes to keep all of that fresh and together. as i thought about those things, i thought, it's an "l" word again. maybe i wasn't a loser after all. maybe i had to go through all of that pain and suffering and frustration and anger and fear, to learn the lessons to ultimately get me to just all that love now. >> an incredible story in this book. along with so many things that can help everyone.
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tory johnson joins us now. "fired to hired" is the story. you even provide the music for this. >> i still have the scar. i still have the scar. i think about all that, just watching it. i don't think the pain goes away, of losing your job. of getting the pink slip. even though you bounce back. you're happy it happens. it stays with you forever. >> i think that's what makes you so intuitive of what people need to do. your first piece of advice, is to go ahead and mourn. indulge yourself. but limit. >> my pity party went on way too long. ten months. horrible. embarrassing. for most people, give yourself a week or two. you have to honor those feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, fear. all of those things are going through your mind. you're not going to get the pink slip and immediately start sending out resumes. a week or two tops. then, get down to business. >> and get real about money. make the list. it may terrify you to get the paper out. >> if you buried your head to finances, now is the time to
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come up for air. that money goes quickly when there's nothing new to replenish it. >> and believe you can turn pink slips into possibility. >> you have to believe that. you have to truly believe that. unemployment is a blank slate. you have to find the blessing instead of the curse of that blank slate, to say, that i can finally do what i always wanted to do. i can do anything. i've always had it in the back of my mind that this is what i wanted to do. now, ultimately, i'm going to go for it. >> and i love that you said, they couldn't change who i was. >> you own that. >> that's why you say, when you decide on the thing -- the new thing that you're going to do, shout it out. tell the world. >> with gusto. be so proud to tell people, here's what i'm looking to do. and sometimes there's three things that you're looking to do. when you talk to different people, you're telling different things. that's okay, as long as you're making it clear. one of the dangers of unemployment is, sort of wandering aimlessly and not having a specific goal. so, you've got to nail that
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goal. and be willing to talk to everybody about it. >> it's one thing to cheer lead, as we know. it's another thing to go through day by day. >> it is. >> and you also talk about the small thing you celebrate. >> if you're truly working every day toward finding a job, you have to find things that you can celebrate. that you can pat yourself on the back. and sometimes those things are very small. i sent out three e-mails today. and none of them got returned to me. none of them were undeliverable. someone returned my phone call. i met a person and chatted them up standing in line at the grocery store. if you can find something every, single day, it keeps you motivated. ultimately, it's a lot of teeny victories that will lead to the big one. >> and to remember that you're not alone, people have been through it before. and tory johnson has been through it, big-time. >> i've been there. >> read "fired to hired." it's in stores now. you can read tory's blog, too, on our website. abcnews.com. it's great to see you. >> thank you. coming up next, dr. tim,
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for us, spotty showers this morning. the afternoon storms likely around the bay and eastern shore. a cool high temperature on the low end of our two-degree guarantee at 79. kim? those earlier delays are starting to ease a little bit here on the outer loop at liberty road. we were jammed from about 795 past the route 70 interchange.
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you can see traffic is moving now at a very reduced speed but moving nonetheless at this time. an update on the earlier accident northbound perring parkway headed to the outer loop, that exit ramp is blocked at this time. so you definitely don't want to go in that direction if possible. northbound 795 approaching owings mills boulevard, that disabled vehicle blocks the center lane. word of a crash eastbound route 70 between the patapsco river bridge and the beltway. another crash in randallstown, liberty road at old court road. this is jfx at cold spring lane. traffic is heavy to moderate as you make your way southbound in towards the city but it's moving freely at this time. to get the details of all the accidents in the area, checkle our wake-up window at the bottom of the screen. the morning news update is next.
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baltimore police need your help. they are trying to find the driver who hit and killed an avid bicyclist. 67-year-old jack yates was hit by a white box truck as the driver made a turn. police couldn't make out the license plate on tape. they believe yates somehow clipped the back wheel of the truck and the driver never saw him if you were nearby, have any information about the white bronx truck call metro crime stoppers now at 1-866-7-lockup. the program "cash for clunkers" could finally get the
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refuel it needs to get back on the road. the senate is expected to vote on a plan to refuel the government-run program. the president had said that the rebate program would go broke if it was not replenished by congress. a house passed bill would add $2 billion to it. giving you to labor day. the senate will vote on sonia sotomayor's supreme court nomination today. a vote she's almost assured to win. still, lots of republicans came out against president obama's pick saying she would bring bias to the court and all liberal agenda to trump the law. on "good morning maryland" at 9:00 -- the recent violence in the streets of baltimore. many of you are wondering what can we do next? the naacp is offering a challenge. you're going to want to hear from dock cheatham, this morning at 9:00. when you make a mistake do you know how to apologize? why it takes more than just saying i'm sorry. and the one thing you
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should not do when apologizing. we have an apology coming up at 9:00. and hal sparks will be here before he hits the stage tonight. see you at 9:00. more of "good morning america" now at 8:30.
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♪ the queen of the nile oh, yeah ♪ ♪ oh, yeah i'm every woman ♪ everybody here is abuzz. you know who that is, that magical voice. the one and only whitney houston. she's going to be launching our fall concert series. singing songs from her highly-anticipated new cd, "i look to you." everybody's going to mark their calendars for that. that's great. september 1st is the date. >> whitney's here. good morning, once again. diane sawyer, chris cuomo and sam champion. and also coming up, the one and only regis philbin. >> there he is. >> electricity in this room, yes. and he's going to tell us about the tenth anniversary of "who wants to be a millionaire." he's bringing it back with some differences. some interesting twists. >> each show that regis does is
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number one. i feel good right now. >> saving the network again, he is. and jeremy piven is here. he has a new movie. "the goods." a very talented man. there he is. jeremy piven. love to have him. and now, i am carrying things that should be familiar to you. this is an ameri-can hat. ameri-can shirt. it's time for us, once again, to celebrate an american who has gone above and beyond to help the others here. this one i got from a tweet, from twan lam of goinspire.com. this is the story of jorge munoz. he is living in queens new york. one day, jorge noticed the restaurant throwing out food at the end of the night. he knew that food was not to be wasted. what does he do? jorge got busy. he decided to feed the hungry
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himself. jorge has come home after 12-hour work day. and he started doing his ameri-can work, collecting food from churches and pantries. spending about half his weekly salary of $700, for more supplies. cooking it all on his home stove. and then driving to a nearby subway station, to give hot meals to about 150 people a night. a number that has climbed in this tough economy. in four years, jorge had missed just one day. and that was because of a snowstorm. he guesses he's served about 70,000 meals over that time. he told twan, he does it because of the smiles on the faces. that's when he got to see something when they got something to eat. we salute jorge munoz. he is an ameri-can. and we love it came online. you can find out more about him and how to help jorge at
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abcnews.com/chriscuomo. all right? good. where's sam champion? >> chris, we're out here in the middle of times square. if there was not a better reason than to be here for "gma," which takes up all of times square. radio shack has this giant computer. it's almost as big as the "gma" screen. i'm here with the girl scouts from northern new york, right? >> northern new jersey. >> staten island. >> it's a big -- by the way, can we just say. i did not know this. i thought it was girl scouts of america. max, it's not. what is it? >> girl scouts of the usa. >> of the usa. we've been saying it wrong all the time. this is a live feed that goes from here to san francisco. can anybody walk up and talk to them today? >> yep. >> walk up and say hi. you have an internet safety program out called let me know. or those of us who text. it's lmk. >> lmk. >> it's just be aware of what you put out there, right? >> yeah. it's being safe online and preventing things from happening. >> which is really smart that
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you guys are telling people that. a lot of people think, when they put that online, it's there and gone. but it's not. it lives forever. here we are. are we looking at san francisco right now? >> yep. >> who is that over there? have you talked to them yet? wave. what are you guys doing? you can come by today if you're in new york, and get on the giant computer and talk to somebody you want in san francisco. i would coordinate it, though. text them or know that they're there. let's get to the boards. one or two things to show you. let's look at the big board view. how about a fly-by. start on the east coast. go all the way to the west coast. look at the storms from the plains to the rokdz. it's a scorcher in the keep south. and that heat will spread north. get ready for it, chicago, detroit. you're going to get into that. we'll talk about new york as we get closer to the weekend. 79 degrees in washington, d.c. today.
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all that weather was brought to you by the build-a-bear workshop. do you know who diane's with? >> regis philbin. >> she is. >> i like it with a giggle, too. regis philbin. there it is. who are we kidding? he's reigning king of television. and regis philbin is back. hosting a special ten-year anniversary, primetime celebration of "who wants to be a millionaire." again, in primetime. it's great to have you. >> it's good to be here. and i wonder what happened to him. anyway, he used to work on our station. i'm kidding. we just finished 11 episodes of "millionaire." >> and did i read this correctly that "slumdog millionaire" got
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you thinking it was time? >> i think it helped, absolutely. a lot of people maybe had forgotten about the show. but they see it every afternoon, too. but all of a sudden, to sit in the theater and watch the lights go down and the music come up, i thought was pretty powerful. >> it was good. but no regis. you're making changes in it. one of the things i know you wanted to do was pick up the pace a little in the beginning. >> we gave them indefinite time to think about the question and the answer. now, it's 15 seconds for the first 5, which are really there for fun. the next five, we get a little more serious. they have 30 seconds for each 1. and the top five, which is the big bucks, goes for 45 seconds. >> so, it's all timed now. >> it's all timed. yeah. that includes reading the questions. >> do you have celebrities in the audience that will be the phone-a-friend available? >> what we have now is a phone-a-friend. we have double-down, where you get two shots at the question.
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and the third one -- why can't i think of it? i just finished 11 shows. what's wrong with me? regis died under the pressure of a network show. what is -- anybody know the third -- >> expert. >> that's not it. yes? what is it? >> expert. >> i know that. that's the fourth. but it's nice holding your hand. isn't this embarrassing? i can't lose my job. i just did the shows. what are they going to do to me? they can't do anything to me. what is the third? phone-a-friend. oh, ask the audience. >> of course. >> of course. having a breakdown on this show. >> let me just say that when we finish the show in the morning, we can't remember what we did half an hour ago. >> absolutely. >> i wanted to play a clip from it because celebrities are also going to come on and play for charity. >> we have one celebrity come on to answer one question. they get $50,000 for their favorite charity if they answer
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it correctly. >> here's a clip from the first show. >> okay. >> her name is kitty purry. >> kitty purry. >> she likes to knead dough on my belly. you know like a cat, when they knead on you. >> knead dough on your belly. and what is she making there? >> nothing. if you don't have a cat, you just don't know. >> well, i have a cat. >> i know. >> that's katie perry, the singer. you have questions for me, you told me. >> yes, i do, ma'am. and they're all about regis. what was the name of regis' first album many, many, many years ago? was it "color me regis"? "regis cha cha cha." "the white album." or "it's time for regis." >> can i phone-a-friend? >> absolutely. >> regis, what was the name of your first album?
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>> it was "it's time for regis." >> it's time for regis. >> what ginness world record did i set on tv? most hours on tv? diane's favorite host? or notre dame's number one fan. >> i know you won most hours on tv. >> that's right. guinness world record. >> that's right. that's me. >> and which "gma" anchor brazenly kissed and embraced me in public? robin roberts? joan lunden? diane sawyer? or chris cuomo? >> do you have that clip? >> i certainly do. it was free time. we were walking on columbus avenue. and all of a sudden, i saw her -- [ cheers ] >> wait a minute. you slowed that down. >> let me tell you something. when a woman puts her hand behind your head, you know she means business. oh, yeah.
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>> i do. and watch out. i just might pop into your "who wants to be a millionare," just randomly. >> we'd love to have you some time, really. >> and kneading your belly. >> okay. >> regis, of course, returns with 11, great, funny, exciting nights of "who wants to be a millionaire." it's going to start sunday night at 8:00, 7:00 central. followed by the premiere of "shark tank," at 9:00, 8:00 central. >> and we'll be going through the week, two weeks in a row. >> make an appointment. >> diane, nice to see you. one more, diane. no. oh, stop it. (employee 1) subject: urgent!! bob!!
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there is a condition 20 million american women will face at some point in their lives. and are so reluctant to talk about. for these women, normal sexual activity is not a source of pleasure, but of pain. usually pain they suffer in silence. fortunately, there's some new solutions that can really help. and they're the subject of a special "20/20" report, airing friday night, brought by abc's chief medical editor, dr. tim johnson. >> reporter: for years, these, three women, chris, allison, and sara, suffered in silence, with an embarrassing secret. they did not feel pleasure with sex. they felt excruciating pain. >> i was very, very dry. and just extremely, extremely
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painful. >> intense burning. >> almost like it felt like the tissue was raw. >> the best way to describe it is, having sandpaper rubbed on an open wound. >> reporter: and they say, vajal pain can extend yont sex, to everyday activities, like walking. even contact from their blue jeans can be agonizing to bear. >> riding a bike. sitting for long periods. something as light as touching the area with a q-tip will send women kind of flying off the exam table. >> reporter: but all the women say, what's almost harder than the physical pain, is the emotional toll of suffering from such a mysterious condition without a clear diagnosis. >> having doctors tell you there's nothing wrong, even though you know there's something wrong, it's beyond frustrating. and it's heartbreaking. >> reporter: 25-year-old sara fonteyn of new york city, went to 15 different doctors, in a
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desperate search for answers. some of these doctors said it was psychological. >> i was either on medicine, being treated for something i didn't have. or i was being told, it's all in your head. >> unbelievable. 15 doctors. dr. timothy johnson here now. 15 doctors didn't respond. didn't get it. >> that's a little unusual. but the experts tell us women go to an average of seven doctors. overall, that's the average. before they can find an answer. it's something we learned about only really in the last five to ten years. there's a new textbook on it. that will be a big change in the field. so, we're finally able to offer causes, diagnoses, and treatment. >> give us some of the causes. >> birth control pins. that leads to pain. second most common cause are tight pelvis muscles.
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and the answer for this is very specific physical therapy, sometimes aided by botox to loosen up the muscles. >> botox. >> botox. and the third cause is nerve endings in the opening of the vagina. they can do a minor, surgeal procedure. and in 90% of the case, that will solve the problem. so, there are now real answers. >> and the main headline, of course, is you don't have to suffer in silence anymore. something can really be done. >> we'll have all kinds of resources on the website to help women find good care. >> fantastic. dr. timothy johnson. the report will be on a special "20/20," "medical mysteries." friday at 10:00 p.m. fresh...fresh...fresh. really fresh. come into your local giant today for mouthwatering fruits and vegetables, all at prices you can handle. like white seedless grapes just 99 cents a pound.
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winning actor, mr. jeremy piven is here. we all know him from "entourage." this morning, he has a big, new movie. "the goods: live hard, sell hard." he plays a car salesman. there's a reason to see this movie, that's just about how funny it is. i'm sitting here with you. you say, i made 50 movies. this is the funniest, you say. >> indeed. and will ferrell is in the movie with me. and the last time i worked with him was on "old school." it's that same feeling that you think it's really funny when you're doing it. suddenly, you're doing it in front of an audience. i've been lucky enough to be on the tour now for five or six cities. you're sitting there with an audience, and they're laughing from the first moment until the end. it's the most gratifying thing in the world. it's wonderful. >> and speaking of gratification, last time you were here. concerns about your health. you're feeling good, looking good. i saw you on the cover of a magazine. all buffed out.
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some tight kayaking suit. >> they superimposed my head on your body. i know those arms. that's me. >> flexing inappropriately. you're looking good and feeling good because of this movie. let's talk about it. set up the plot for me. this is a challenge-based movie, right? this man is in the sales situation of his life. >> yeah. i mean, it's pretty indicative of what's going on right now. car sales are down 40%. we've had a lot of car salesmen coming to see the movie. they laugh so hard because it's really -- a way to release all that stress of what's going on right now. it's just a flatout comedy. you know? our job is to entertain. unfortunately, this is what's really happening. they had to hire this group of mercenaries. this kind of group of mercenaries. and it opens on us. we're eating breakfast in a strip club, which is the only place my character can feel comfortable enough to eat, which is really wrong, on a number of
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levels. >> sure. >> we'll talk about that off the air. and i'll end up weeping on the floor. and you'll console me. and it will be fantastic. we have guys like ed helms, and dr. ken from "the hangover." and every day was such a joy because everyone was so incredibly funny. the guys that did it are also responsible for "anchorman," and "talledega nights." and "stepbrothers." >> let's look at a clip. this is jeremy, where he's talking to a woman he has feelings for. >> what are my options? >> what about giving us a chance? >> in the hacienda courts in boise? or how about the hacienda courts in wichita? if things go really well, we can raise our kids in the hacienda courts in miskogee. >> what did you come here for? >> because i wanted one, last fling. and you're not going to stick
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around. >> so, you're just going to have sex with me and then leave? this hurts. >> emotional depth. >> he's never been broken up with before. my character ends up, because he's never had that moment, going completely insane and wandering off into the desert. and it gets really, really weird and funny. and that -- enter will ferrell. and it goes into the third act. i can re-enact the entire movie for you. >> we have one minute left. >> it's 90 minutes, the entire movie. >> they may want us to do it. >> buy the time. we'll get into it. >> i'm nervous. i'm tight around my neck. i'm going to change the topic. that's what a host does. >> okay. >> "the entourage" is in its sixth season. is it true, that the president -- we know president obama likes the show. is it true that you had his
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personal number because he liked it. and you lost it? >> in my defense, i was stumping for him in indiana. he called. he said, thank you so much for working so hard. and then, he left a bunch of his numbers. and i was so excited, i saved it. and i went back in there, and they were all gone. i'm going to blame it on my phone. when he then tried to call the white house to see if you can get the president's numbers again, it's not going to happen. >> hopefully success on the screen comes much more easily for you with "the goods." when does it open? friday august 14th, nationwide. 53 minutes past the hour. cock-a-doodle-do. i do 22 more inspections than the government requires. and my fresh, all-natural chickens are never given any hormones or steroids. and no candy, gladys. (announcer) perdue. extra inspections. extraordinary chicken. oh yea, well for 6 months, customers get all three: fios tv, internet and phone for just $79.99 a month. oh, all right, see...
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